My clock radio is broken and I haven't replaced it yet. As such I was unable to listen to much of yesterday's spring training game. So today was the first (almost real) baseball game I've been able to listen to this year. It was actually a lot of fun because I'm a baseball addict with a real problem. But also because Tim Dillard was in the radio booth with the best play-by-play guy in television: Brian Anderson!
The game was fun too. Wily Peralta started for the Brewers. It's early spring training so he didn't stay in the game very long. But he did throw 2 scoreless innings allowing one hit and notching one strike out! Following Peralta were Chris Capuano and Tyler Thornburg each with 2 scoreless innings of their own.
Garin Cecchini put the Brewers on the board first with a sac fly allowing Kirk Nieuwenhuis to score. Still just up 1-0 in the 6th inning, Eric Young Jr drove in Keon Broxton with a single. Hernan Perez joined the fun with an RBI single in the same inning. And an inning later Andy Wilkins widened the lead with a two run home run.
The Brewers would be denied their shut out in the eighth inning as Mike Baxter launched a 2 run home run off Jim Miller. Miller was signed as a minor league free agent formerly with the Tampa Bay Rays. I know this only because in his MLB Game Day picture he's still wearing a Rays hat. How can you not love spring training?
Ultimately the Brewers would win by a score of 5-2. This is their third straight win of the official exhibition season--the game against UWM doesn't count. The Cactus Crew is well on their way to securing the Cactus Cup. And I think that's pretty Cactus Cool. Ha! Ha ha ha ha...ha. * cough * Sorry.
On a side note, it was fun listening to Tim Dillard in the booth. He sounded a little stiff at first, but that quickly melted away and he sounded pretty natural for most of the game. He had some funny stories and did a few impressions. Most notably, he does an excellent Ed Sedar. I could really get used to Dillard in a radio booth.
I'm keeping this headset... pic.twitter.com/DqqHYZ0bBZ— Tim Dillard (@DimTillard) March 4, 2016
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